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Miles of Tiles

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Dec 29, 2012, 1:30 pm

Discover the art of mosaic making that beautifies our subway stations as you create unique patterns and designs with glass tile.

Teddy Bear Tea

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Manhattan Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 1:00 pm

Banish post-holiday boredom with a special event for ages 3 to 6. Bring your favorite teddy to meet Mrs. Woodhull, hotel proprietor. Follow her as she talks about a typical day at the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1830.

Maria Stuarda

Metropolitan Opera House

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 6:30 pm

Fresh from her triumph in the Met’s "The Enchanted Island," mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Gala

Symphony Space

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 8:00 pm

Make plans now to join New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players's Artistic Director Albert Bergeret and his talented and fun-loving crew for their annual New Year's Eve champagne gala performance of favorite G&S scenes, songs, parodies, overtures, and the ever-popular tour-de-force challenge audience requests performed impromptu with full orchestra.

Claymation Creatures

Museum of the Moving Image

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 3:45 pm

Catch a family matinee of a great DreamWorks animated film featuring monsters, aliens, or fairy tale characters (daily at 1:00 pm), then create your own animated creature.

New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading

The Poetry Project

Manhattan Tue, Jan 01, 2013, 2:00 pm

There are three things to consider when the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon sweeps you into its gracefully uncouth embrace — what it is, what it was, and who you will be when it’s over. The 39th annual star-studded benefit features Gordon Gano, John Giorno, Steve Earle, Taylor Mead, Suzanne ...

The Barber of Seville – Holiday Presentation

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher’s production of "The Barber of Seville" is a rollicking comedy classic the entire family can enjoy. This holiday entertainment is razor-sharp, stylishly-sung (in English) and only two hours long.

COIL 2013: Kristen Kosmas: There There

Chocolate Factory Theater

Queens Thu, Jan 03, 2013, 8:00 pm

Christopher Walken, on tour in Russia with a solo show inspired by everyone’s favorite Chekhovian sociopath, mysteriously falls off a ladder and is unable to perform. Karen, who apparently proofread the script once, is asked to go on in Walken’s place. A precarious bilingual performance duet ensues between Karen and ...


Shelter Studios & Theatres

Manhattan Fri, Jan 04, 2013, 8:00 pm

An original adaptation devised by the company members of PTDT. The script is an entirely new piece inspired by the Dover edition of Sophocles's Antigone, as well as the other plays in the Oedipus cycle, and will feature unique masks designed by Elizabeth Dapo.

The Saga-Sites of Iceland: A 21st-Century Pilgrimage

Scandinavia House

Manhattan Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 2:30 pm

Using the medieval Icelandic saga "Gísla saga Súrssonar" as its subject, scholar Emily Lethbridge’s "Memories of Old Awake" (filmed and produced by Patrick Chadwick) aims to show how "Gísla saga" is written into the dramatic landscapes of Iceland’s West Fjords.

Create a Grand Central City

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 1:30 pm

One hundred years ago, Grand Central Terminal was born. Today’s Terminal is a world unto itself: trains below, buildings above, set amidst the maze of midtown Manhattan! We’ll fashion a Terminal City of our own—trains, tunnels, skyscrapers, roadways and more!

Holiday Recital


Manhattan Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 7:30 pm

Young Wagnerians Amy Louise Yekel, soprano, and Adam Laurence Herskowitz, tenor, with Mitchell Cirker, pianist, in songs by Richard Strauss, Dvorák, and Rachmaninoff, along with "Turandot" excerpts and a "Die Walküre" Act I duet.